(Powerline) Of all the scandals in which Ilhan Omar is enmeshed, one might think the Daily Mail’s revelation this past July of her affair with political consultant Tim Mynett would be the least of them. The news last week of Beth Mynett’s divorce filing, however, has begun to disillusion a Somali community that has taken Omar at face value.
The scandal has pushed the incredible panoply of scandals we have covered in depth on Power Line into the background: the identity fraud, the marriage fraud, the immigration fraud, the tax fraud.
In late July, Tom Fitton announced that Judicial Watch had filed an ethics complaint with the Chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Office of Congressional Ethics, David Skaggs, demanding an investigation of U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN).
From the official ethics complaint:
“Substantial, compelling and, to date, unrefuted evidence has been uncovered that Rep. Ilhan Omar may have committed the following crimes in violation of both federal law and Minnesota state law: perjury, immigration fraud, marriage fraud, state and federal tax fraud, and federal student loan fraud.”
Last week Fitton did an interview where he indicated he isn’t letting the investigation of Omar fade away with time.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) September 3, 2019
While the House is unlikely to move on the complaint, Fitton informed listeners that the DOJ has ultimate power in this case.
And, while Attorney General William Barr has a full plate investigating the weaponization of our intelligence community by the Obama administration, the legwork gathering evidence against Rep. Omar has already been done by investigative journalists David Steinberg, Scott Johnson, and Preya Samsundar.
Probable cause to investigate Rep. Omar for 8 instances of perjury, immigration & marriage fraud, federal tax fraud, student loan fraud, even bigamy: "Perhaps the most extensive spree of illegal misconduct committed by a House member in American history."https://t.co/ms4ZCzeHMR
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) July 19, 2019
According to Scott Johnson’s most recent reporting for Powerline, ‘highly reliable’ sources within the Somali community have told him Ahmed Hirsi, the father of her three children is not going to take the fall to protect Rep. Omar:
Johnson’s sources have told him Hirsi is telling friends:
-that he will not go to jail for Omar;
-that while Omar did indeed marry her brother (Ahmed Elmi) for fraudulent purposes, Hirsi did not know at the time that she had married Elmi;
-that Omar is threatening Hirsi he would be in trouble along with her if the truth were to come out;
-that Omar has asked him to state publicly that all is well with their marriage even though it is completely done and finished; and
-that in fact they are living apart and have been divorced under Islamic law (although they remain legally married).
Apparently Ahmed Hirsi has been humiliated by Omar’s affair with Tim Mynett.
The fact that U.S. Rep. Omar has engaged in adulterous behavior and wants her husband, Ahmed Hirsi, to lie to save her career, while putting himself at risk of perjury charges, is a bridge too far.
No thanks to the mainstream media but the protective yoke they placed around the radical Islamist sympathizer may finally be shattered by Omar herself, who cavalierly violated her relationship with the person closest to her.